“Charlie and The Common Good”
a debate for an America in crisis

  A 75 min documentary

In post-production.  Seeking completion funds.

Charlie Brown

Greg Schneider, Ph.D               Charles Brown, Ph.D.
Emporia State University

also with

Joyce Therier, Ph.D. ESU
 (also as Calamity Jane)

Ann Birney
(also as Rachel Carson)

Ed Emmer, Ph.D. ESU
Michael Smith, Ph.D. ESU
Andy Hutchins, Ph.D. ESU
David Cordle, Ph.D. ESU Provost
Allison D. Garrett, Ph.D ESU President
art by Eric Conrad, Ph.D. ESU

and with

Gail Fuller, Fuller Farms
Tim Mohn, People's Punk Band
 Jessie Sallis
 Regina Murphy

with students and employees of Emporia State University
and people of Emporia, Kansas

Charles Brown and Greg Schneider are friends and professors of the social sciences department at Emporia State University, Kansas.  Brown, a progressive and environmental philosopher, sparkles clarity, passion and an easygoing character with an often self-deprecating sense of humor.

Schneider, an affable conservative historian with a penchant for trains, physically towers over his friend as they spend hours walking and arguing politics.  When they decide to spar in a public debate on the Common Good their competitiveness hits a new high.

Will Charlie, a less experienced debater, stand his ground?  Can their debate as Charlie hopes, "save America through civil dialog?"
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 “Monday to Monday: Durer"

Andrzej Dudek-Durer in front of one of his graphics. 
A personal obsession with Albrecht Durer is triggered
by an encounter with a Polish performer
who claims to be a reincarnation of the German Master.  


Philosophical Friends" 


John Rensenbrinck (Bowden College) co-founded the US Green Party, run for the US Senate and devoted his philosophical activities to make a difference.  Now he is furious and wants change.   Kevin Brien (Washington College) tries to fuse the teachings of Gautama Buddha with those of Karl Marx and argues for a Zen like thoughtful actions.  Charles Brown (Emporia State University) reasons for dialog and understanding of the opposing views and act accordingly.   Sister Marie Pauline Eboh (Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria) champions Catholic transcendence.

For the last 20 plus, inspired by a vision of a universal philosophy by a Polish philosopher Janusz Kuczynski (1930-2017) they have held intense debates at informal meetings and also congresses of the International Society for Universal Dialoque in Japan, China, Finland, USA, Canada and Poland. 

What are their conclusions?  How to live one's life?   How to deal with others?  How to cope with loss?